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Disney movies are going to be unstoppable in 2019

By Quartz

Disney dominated the box office in 2018 even before its big holiday blockbuster, Mary Poppins Returns, hit US theaters on Wednesday (Dec. 19). The mammothRead full story

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  • Harriet Seitler
    Harriet SeitlerproCMO at OWN

    Disney knows it’s audience, it’s brand and its level of quality. I’d say they earn it.

  • Adrian Warr
    Adrian WarrManaging Director at Edelman

    What a line up. BUT, Shame to see all the big bucks go to remakes and franchises, where’s all the original, exciting content from great screenwriters? Oh yeah, Netflix! Disney may be a machine right now, but familiarity breeds contempt, this model can’t last forever.

  • Max Lockie
    Max LockiePlatform Editor at Quartz

    I guess I’m the only one who didn’t know that the next Avengers movie comes out next year. I think this makes sense the avengers are at maximum popularity right now so might as will strike while the iron is hot.

    Reminds me of the Matrix sequels that both came out in the same calendar year.

  • Ice Tarr
    Ice TarrHead of Technology at Hanson Wade

    Disney is an absolute machine. The synergies that they generate between their 4 business units (Studio, Media, Consumer and Parks) is unparalleled in the industry. They possess ruthless efficiency in generating or acquiring IP/content that resonates with consumers and then monetises those characters time and time again in other BUs. Any studio would be ecstatic just to have 27% of box office revenue but their Studio revenue only represents ~20% of their annual profits.

    Their larger acquisitions

    Disney is an absolute machine. The synergies that they generate between their 4 business units (Studio, Media, Consumer and Parks) is unparalleled in the industry. They possess ruthless efficiency in generating or acquiring IP/content that resonates with consumers and then monetises those characters time and time again in other BUs. Any studio would be ecstatic just to have 27% of box office revenue but their Studio revenue only represents ~20% of their annual profits.

    Their larger acquisitions have all been quite focussed content areas though i.e. Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilms. Let's see whether they put 21st Century Fox assets into the machine or whether that content will be mainly used to supplant their coming steaming service.

  • Jessica Nish
    Jessica NishTechnology Educator

    Expansive trilogies and series coming to a close next year.... GoT season 8, Avengers 4, Toy Story 4, Star Wars 9.....the real winner is Disney. And HBO of course. But definitely Disney. Still banking on my belief that Dumbo is going to fail at the box office though.

  • Kevin Delaney
    Kevin DelaneyEditor in chief at Quartz

    A really big year ahead, including another Star Wars film.

  • A reboot of Dumbo? Sacrilege!!!

  • Anthony Duignan-Cabrera
    Anthony Duignan-CabreraCEO at ADC Strategy

    As much as I am a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how Disney has allowed Kevin Feige's overall vision to flourish, I'm afraid that the massive mergers of the studios will make for a weaker creative market place. Already the slate of movies for next year put the tent pole action flicks over straight forward, what used to be considered "Oscar bait" movies. Yet, as the lukewarm reaction to the last few Star Wars movies shows lightning hasn't struck twice at Disney; the MCU is capping off a

    As much as I am a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how Disney has allowed Kevin Feige's overall vision to flourish, I'm afraid that the massive mergers of the studios will make for a weaker creative market place. Already the slate of movies for next year put the tent pole action flicks over straight forward, what used to be considered "Oscar bait" movies. Yet, as the lukewarm reaction to the last few Star Wars movies shows lightning hasn't struck twice at Disney; the MCU is capping off a decade-long run with a suite of impressive films, but superhero fatigue is very real. And Kathleen Kennedy is no Kevin Feige. The Star Wars brand is tarnished and I can't imagine one J.J. Abrams movie will pull it out of a nosedive (did you watch The Force Awakens? My God, what a car crash).

  • Bon Taedo
    Bon TaedoPurge at The Truth

    I wonder who gona direct the marvel movies since stan lee is gone

    R.I.P. Stan Lee

  • Disney is unstoppable.

    They have figured out that fans usually only to the movies for hype films. Otherwise, it's just easier to wait for streaming.

  • Ricky Rash
    Ricky Rashagent at Moore financial services

    A family movie, theater amenities will soon be a down payment on a luxury car

  • Can you say monopoly? (Or does that not apply to cute animated movies?)

  • Yancey Barker
    Yancey Barker

    As much as Disney has flourished and struck gold with most Marvel movies being way better than WB making DC films. That is the only reason why the superhero movies took off so well. We needed something better than Superman vs Batman. WB destroyed most DC comics for me and Disney saw that in most movies and killed it. I'm sure superhero fatigue will hit sooner than later.

    As for Star Wars all I can say is that they beat the horse to death and beat up another one cause the first one died. I had so

    As much as Disney has flourished and struck gold with most Marvel movies being way better than WB making DC films. That is the only reason why the superhero movies took off so well. We needed something better than Superman vs Batman. WB destroyed most DC comics for me and Disney saw that in most movies and killed it. I'm sure superhero fatigue will hit sooner than later.

    As for Star Wars all I can say is that they beat the horse to death and beat up another one cause the first one died. I had so much hope that the latest wasn't going to be so stale. But to my standards it let me down. I have watched half of it and feel like I don't need to watch the rest.

    The remakes and trilogies seems like just a quick way to make a profit while they still have a chance.

    Movies seem to lose originality and excitement.

    Of course I'm stoked to see some these films but will it continue to make me question how long can they keep up with changing of movies people want to see

  • Chris McCauley
    Chris McCauleySoftware Engineer

    I’m very happy that Disney’s movies continue to release.

    I'm looking forward to see newer of Toy Story.

  • William Marchetti
    William Marchetti

    And to think it all started with a mouse.

  • Hunter Davis
    Hunter Davis

    Great!

  • Trevor Andreas
    Trevor AndreasEngineer

    2019=Nostalgia

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